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it was the same amount of preparation for the storm, whether it came -- hit us hard or didn't hit us hard. we still had to go through the same steps and organize all the teams. >> one of the staunchest critics of pepco telling 9news now a combination of not bearing the brunts of the storm and better prep work led to a better response, he says that will go a long way to rebuilding goodwill with its customers. >>> still a few of the neighbors without power to the west. bge says that less than 500 outages still exist in our region. potomac edison still has more than 15,000 customers without power in maryland. they are reporting more than 68,000 outages in west virginia. now you can still help the victims of hurricane sandy. just by going to our facebook page. it's so easy. you click the like button on wusa9 for everyone who does, we're going to donate $1 to the american red cross sandy relief fund. >>> 4:32. we are in the final days of campaign 2012 now. president obama picks up a pretty big endorsement from new york city mayor michael bloomberg. he held rallies in wisconsin, nevada, even colora
should have been applied for back in august. the date was missed. >> reporter: this was already a used boat when the d.c. fire department got t. they're estimating the cost of repairs about $700,000. what is the status of that fund something. >> we're still looking for it. >> reporter: it was nearly four years ago when a gust of wind helped push the spirit of washington into an f.b.i. boat, a d.c. police boat and finally the john glenn. the 50-year-old glenn ended up with a 15-foot long gash in its hole peeling its back like a can opener. at issue today is whether to continue trying to get grants for repairs to the glenn or start lobbying capitol hill for funds to buy a new state of the art rescue boat. >> there are some challenges internally that the members have figured out how to work around but we need to get the boat in order. >> reporter: bruce johnson, 9news now. >>> in other d.c. news, today the former d.c. council chair kwame brown is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court. in june brown pleaded guilty to bank fraud. he admitted to lying on two separate bank loans valued a
prescription drugs pulled in april of this year. as gary nurenberg tells us, the move came after both the federal and local investigation. >> it's been a nightmarish experience because i'm being falsely accused of having murdered and having killed a young man. >> reporter: dr. alen salerian pain doctor whose office was burglarized in january. >> a hundred prescription pads were gone. >> reporter: d.c. police confirmed the burglary report. it wasn't till this summer that a former employee told salerian that another former worker-- >>-- >> was on the side selling my prescriptions. she made a reference to thousands of prescriptions on the east coast. >> reporter: including the man who died after apparently filling one of those prescriptions. >> it was a prescription that i've never, never in my life written. >> reporter: d.c. pulled his right to prescribe class two narcotics in april and since then among his patients? >> three successful suicide, unfortunate suicides, one coma and four hospitalizations. >> reporter: when we met a patient in april, other doctors would not prescribe the pa
former governor in the u.s. senate. there wasn't a lot of celebrating throughout the owning because tim kaine remains behind george allen for most of it. until the large northern virginia precinct began reporting. while tim kaine was at the podium giving the victory speech, networks called the race for president obama. >> nbc just called the presidential race for president obama. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: in richmond, peggy fox, 9news now. >> at the virginia gop gathering in richmond what began as a night of optimism and hope quickly deflated into one of defair. >> not just allen's loss to tim kaine for the u.s. senate seat and also the second term given to the president barack obama. andrea mccarren was there. >> it has been a long and difficult campaign. it's also been a joyful one. >> reporter: george allen's concession speech was met with stunned silence until someone in the room yelled "no." >> we're not happy with the results but we're still alive and as long as they don't kill you you can keep fighting. >> i'm trying to remember back in 2000 -- where were we? were pe
schools and our ability to be able to work with those children. promoting interaction with employees, us not being the teachers -- the teachers not being able to work with the children in traditional ways. >> reporter: back on the state level the virginia governor mcdonnell is asking department heads to plan for the 4% cuts but it appears to be on the tinnientsy plan -- contingency planning. gary nurenberg, 9news now. >>> the number of people in syria who need humanitarian aid could increase from 2.5 million to 4 million by next year. a report from the united nations' humanitarian office also says if the fighting continues at its current rate, the number of refugees leaving syria would go from 400,000 to 700,000 just in few months by early -- in a few months by early 2013. the fighting appears to be getting worse every week. >>> the pentagon says iranian fighter jets shot at but missed is u.s. drone that was flying surveillance mission off the iranian coast. the u.s. says that drone was over international waters when it was targeted. penalty gone spokesperson says iran was intentionally
, all on wusa9.com. click on campaign 2012. and don't forget to join us throughout the day for complete coverage on all the races. >>> elsewhere in the northeast, concerns are being raised about voting. in new jersey, several watchdog election groups are questioning security in letting displaced voters submit plats by mail, e- mail or -- ballots by mail, e- mail or even fax. they say unless the state clarifies the rules, they may sue. new york city plans to use shuttle buses to transport voters to the polls. new york and new jersey are allowing displaced residents to cast a provisional ballot for president and statewide office holders in any polling place. >>> the uncertainty of voting tonight comes as authorities in both localities, new york and new jersey prepare for a nor'easter which is making its way toward the east coast. officials say the storm could slow efforts to restore power to the nearly 2 million people who are still without electricity. cold weather has made it hard for the people who lack heat or are now homeless. the storm is expected to pri winds of up to 55 miles an h
right to prescribe drugs had his first hearing yesterday. >> as gary nurenberg tells us, it started with a twist when the judge threw out the testimony from a key government witness. >> reporter: the day began with a silent vigil held by salerian and his supporters held in sib butte of three patients who committed suicide since the government stopped him from writing prescriptions in april. >> this is for the memory of the people who died unnecessarily. >> reporter: the government withheld secretly videotaped photographs. >> i'm not the guy you want to ask about the government. >> reporter: you're not surprised? >> no. >> reporter: should they have provided that video to you? >> yes. >> reporter: the case is complicated. burglars stole prescription pads from him nearly two years ago and he says forged his name on prescriptions up and down the east coast. the d.c. government is trying to permanently revoke his license to write prescriptions for class two narcotics arguing he prescribes them too frequently. >> it's all about patient care and whether patients who need pain medication g
increased patrols in the neighborhood and also using undercover officers as decoys with an effort to capture the suspect. >>> the east coast rapist is expected to plead guilty. investigators say aaron thomas is linked to sexual assaults -- excuse me up and down the east coast and prosecutors say thomas will indeed plead guilty to attacks in prince william and loudoun counties. in 2009, he allegedly attacked three teenage trick-or-treaters on halloween and also accused of raping a woman in her apartment in 2001. >>> 4:36. a look at the other stories making news. today the man who wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords and killed six others will be sentenced. jared loughner is expected to get life in prison with no chance of parole. giffords and her husband are expected to attend the sentencing along with other survivors. >>> a california man who made an antiislamic film which sparked protests in the arab world is going back to jail. he was sentenced to one year in jail for violating his probation. that's stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction. dozens were killed in the protests over the
have been meeting. the u.s. and other countries have been pressuring the group to present a united front. >>> president owe wam ma honored the nation -- obama honored the nation's veterans with a traditional wreath laying ceremony. he said it's intended to remember every service member who has ever worn our nation's uniform. he urged americans to welcome back u.s. troops who are now coming home. >> over the next few years, more than a million service members will transition back to civilian life. they'll take off their uniforms and take on a new and lasting role. they will be veterans. as they come home, it falls to us, their fellow citizens, to be there for them. >> the president also noted this is the first veterans day in a decade with no american troops officially fighting in iraq. >>> the vietnam veterans memorial continues to be one of the area's most visited and emotional sites. >> surae chinn talked to veterans who gathered at the wall to honor their fallen friends. >> reporter: i come out twice a year for memorial day and veterans day. >> reporter: the wall can move people
"like" us on facebook. it's a quick and simple way for you to help out. >>> campaign 2012. back in full swing once again today after canceling events all week because of hurricane sandy. president obama goes back out on the trail with events in wisconsin. nevada and colorado. mitt romney is going to make three stops just in virginia today. yesterday, he was in tampa, florida. he avoided directly attacking the president. but he did offer some subtle criticism. >> i don't just talk about change. i actually have a plan to execute change. and to make it happen. >> with the election just five days away polls show the race is incredibly tight. a new cbs poll of likely voters show romney is putting the lead very small. >>> brad pitt is putting money behind same sex marriage. he's donating $100,000 to the human rights campaign to help it support same sex initiatives in several states. that includes maine, minnesota and washington state as well as maryland. >>> early voting centers will be open again today in maryland. prince george's county executive rushern baker and other local leaders stoppe
pharmacies. >>> the u.s. postal service lost a record $16 billion in the latest fiscal year. that's nearly $11 billion more than the previous year. the agency has been urging congress to let it cut delivery service from six days the five and reduce annual payments for future retiree health benefits. >>> sandy being blamed for an increase in the nation's unemployment numbers. the department of labor says 439,000 people requested benefits last week. that's the highest level in 18 months. the department says many of the 78,000 new applications came in states that were hit hard by sandy. people in those states can claim unemployment if their workplace closes temporarily and they don't get paid from that. >>> a new survey finds companies plan to hire more college graduates next year. the good news. the michigan state university study predicts a 5% increase in the number of hiring for four year college grads. mba hiring though appears headed for a decline. >>> the ever popular twinkie and wonder bread will ask a bankruptcy court for permission to liquidate. they say they're bankrupt and they nee
for blocks. in new jersey one station is using an old fashioned hand pump. >> we can have hot water and take hot showers. >> reporter: new jersey officials expect the gas shortages to ease this week. staten island, new york. >>> new york city is opening schools today for the first time. >>> tuesday is election day so generators are being brought in and polling locations are being moved so ravaged sections of new york and new jersey residents will be able to vote. it remains unclear if the preparations are enough to avoid depressed turnout in communities which still lack power or people have been forced to leave their homes. >>> new york city's transit system remains a problem in the days after superstorm sandy. yesterday governor cuomo suspended tolls in the rockaways. the loss of train service makes it especially hard for residents to get back and forth. the suspended tolls will remain in place. >>> today and tomorrow fairfax police testimony is going to collect food and clothing for the victims of superstorm sandy. >> matt jablow has more. >> reporter: captain laura kenyan is the head of t
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